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“Eugene O’Neill as a Young Man in Love”

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About the Book

Agnes Boulton’s memoir of her first two years of marriage to Eugene O’Neill was published in 1958, two years after the premiere of O’Neill’s masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey into Night. Contemporary critics dismissed the book as impressionistic, and it received little popular attention. Now held as a classic depicting one woman’s strivings for self-representation, this new edition restores two sections previously excised for now-obsolete legal reasons. The new text features corrected misspellings and the addition of footnotes to clarify reference points and correct errors. Boulton’s memoir represents an important addition to women’s literature, as well as literary biography and autobiography.

About the Author(s)

William Davies King is the author of five previous books including a memoir about his own collecting. He is a professor of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bibliographic Details

Agnes Boulton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 283
Bibliographic Info: 33 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6070-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8553-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


A Note on the Subtitle vii

Preface by William Davies King 1

Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday 7

Death at Dawn 46

Flight into Snow 82

The Past Comes Back to Francis’ Flats 107

Waiting with the Little Clowns 184

A Red Cape and Some Holy Images 247

References 269

Index 271